Backwashing all the time, HELP

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Backwashing all the time, HELP

Postby Jason » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 11:05

I'm getting ready to close the pool and as I turned on the filter this morning I noticed that even when the dial is on filter, it is filtering and back washing at the same time. No matter what setting is used, water is being drained. I believe this problem just started today, but may of been going on for a while as I have been noticing water level hasn't maintained as well this summer, but thought it was just evaporation. It is a Hayward DE filter, any advise would be appreciated.


Postby Jason » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 11:16

After further googling it appears as the problem my be the backwash valve. I'll take that apart and see how the gasket is....
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Postby mvp2ooo8 » Tue 30 Sep, 2008 16:34

your multiport gasket is wore out
if not then its the inside of the port itself that is cracked or even broken
get a tech to replace
here's a tip
when you move the multiport handle
try to always move it one way ALWAYS
clockwise or counterclock
move it one direction
that will help prolong gasket
hope this helps

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